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Sutro Baths in San Francisco


On March 14, 1896, the Sutro Baths were opened to the public as the world's largest indoor swimming pool establishment. The building housing the baths burned down in 1966 and was abandoned. The ruins can still be visited.

We will photograph the Sutro Baths, Cliff House, and surrounding area.  Sunset: 6:49pm


o    You must join the waitlist to be eligible to attend this event. The waiting list and lottery is to give everyone that signs up for this event a fair chance to be selected and able to attend because space is limited

o    You must have a YES RSVP to actually attend.

o    15 Supporter spaces will be determined by Lottery prior to the event

o    5 spaces are available to any member via the lottery

o    People with prior No Shows will be ignored in the lottery and removed from attendance.

o    A no show to this event will be recorded.

o    You must withdraw from the event at least  24 hours before it starts or you will be counted as a no show.

o    Bringing undeclared guests will be treated the same as a no-show.

Signed Liablity Waiver Agreement Required:  Download, sign, and bring the form:

Most of the trails are well traveled but walking around the ruins and seawall may be dangerous.

COST: Free

6:00 PM Meet in parking lot above Sutro Baths (same side of street as Sutro Baths).

6:49 PM Sunset



o    headlamp and flashlight

o    warm sweater

o    knit hat

o    light gloves

o    Camera, tripod, film/memory cards, extra battery

o    Wide angle lens, any lens

o    Intervalometer  or cable shutter release (optional)


Free public parking near the Cliff House and Louis' restaurant.

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  • Roberta B.

    I had a great time. Thank you to Sarita for hosting. I am disappointed that I didn't get to take any photos of the light painting. I was in the middle of long exposures. My lost. From where I was standing, above the pools, the light show was amazing. Good job to someone. And next time I'll be ready.

    October 5, 2013

  • Ramón M.


    October 4, 2013

  • Ramón M.


    October 4, 2013

  • Taggart G.

    Did anyone lose a 72mm lens cap with an attached cap restraint/keeper? I found it in the marshy area by the larger pool.

    October 4, 2013

  • Sarita

    Thanks all for coming last night-it was great to meet you!

    1 · October 3, 2013

  • torroid

    Well planned and organized, well attended, a great night weather and visibility wise, and I may have gotten one or two good pictures.

    2 · October 2, 2013

  • Taggart G.

    Just to clarify, are we meeting at the parking spots along Point Lobos Ave, between the Cliff House and Louis', or are we meeting at the Lands End parking lot (just above Louis')?

    I always seem to find the wrong spot to gather at a meetup, so I'm just looking to clarify.

    October 1, 2013

    • Lawrence B.

      The Lands End parking lot is closed, I guess it is federal and not state.

      October 2, 2013

    • Taggart G.

      A federal parking lot? Sheesh.

      October 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    any chance someone from the south bay would be willing to carpool? I"m in Santa Clara, though to be honest I'm willing to drive up to meet anyone about as far as...Palo Alto? Menlo Park? Thanks.

    1 · September 30, 2013

    • Owen B.

      I'm driving from downtown Palo Alto, leaving around 3pm. If you're north of there I have room. My main concern is rush hour traffic.

      October 1, 2013

    • Ramón M.

      Thank you Owen so much, I'll be there before 3pm at the address you email me. I already sent to you my email to yours. 8-)

      October 2, 2013

  • Helen S.

    Why do you have so many restrictions AKA "special considerations"?
    Not only do you make it difficult to join (Who are the 15 "supporters who get the intial spaces?) it sets a really negative, rather than a welcoming, tone.

    September 25, 2013

    • Eric H.

      The policies are designed to be fair to those who show up and contribute and penalize the "No Shows". We are tired of meetups where 30 people signed up 10 show up and 20 are missing (when there is usually many people on the wait-list that would have loved to attend) If you are interested in our policies read our about page (especially the links at the very bottom) for more information:­

      1 · September 30, 2013

    • Steven C.

      One more thing to read (part of the About)­ Though Sarita explained it above and in the original event description. The link leads to a longer description of the lottery and how it works.

      September 30, 2013

  • Dee R

    Very excited I've wanted to photograph this locale at night for a while

    September 28, 2013

  • Roberta B.

    Excellent; looking forward to the event.

    September 28, 2013

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